VERSION 1(MONO)"COLUMN BACK"known also as"TITLES ON
BACK"issued byVee Jay Recordson1-10-64;1st PRESSING
with# VJLP 1062on the label,LP 1062on the outer jacket. RARE!
VERSION 1 OUTER JACKET...(THE FINEST WE HAVE SEEN IN YEARS)
Knowledgeable collectors understand, that although anyVERSION 1record is veryvaluable
on itsown, theCOVERis hardest to find in suchFABULOUScondition as this one is. It shows
very littlewear(SEE PHOTOS).There isonly a very small bend in thelower right corner that
keeps this from being listed asNM."SPINE"and edges areintact, alsoNO TEARS,LITTLEWEAR
&NO WRITING. Overall it's the finestexample of aVERSION 1cover we've seen in many years.
VeryCLEANon bothfrontand back. Normally these haveexcessive wear especially on the
FRONTand theEDGES, but not this one.TheseLPsaregetting harder to find-IN ANY CONDITION!
One mustalwayskeep inmind,thatthis cover (mainly theSTEREOversion)isthemostFAKED
LPcoverofalltime, but this onePASSES ALL THEAUTHENTICITYTESTSincludingthe"HONEY"TEST
which is100% CONCLUSIVEand whichNOFAKEHASEVERPASSED.ThereareNO OTHERTESTSTHAT
CARRYAS MUCH WEIGHTOR IS AS CONCLUSIVE REGARDLESS OF WHAT YOU'VEREAD OR HEARD.NOTHING
ELSE MATTERS!And in allFAKES,it'stheinformation on the back cover that will tellyou all you
needtoknow asfar as it's authenticity. InallFAKESit is important to note thatthe back panel
of the outer cover featuresBLACKprintonFLATWHITEstock withNO SHEENatall.BUT ALTHOUGH
THIS ONEPASSESALL THE TESTS, IT'SSTILL THE"HONEY"TESTTHAT SUPERSEDES ALLELSE. THAT ALONE
MAKES IT 100% AUTHENTIC.
ALSO OF NOTE:Some confused collectors have written in asking if this cover has the phrase
"PRINTED IN USA"on the lowerleftside.NO IT DOES NOT.This phrase is on all the"ADBACKS"&
only some"BLANKBACKS".There's neverbeen anyevidence suggesting thatthis phraseEVER
appeared on any"VERSION 1 COLUMNBACKS"sinceVee Jaywas forcedto switch printersin1963
fromCOBURNtoIVY HILL, who never includedthis phrase.(SEE NEWLY ADDED PHOTO).
ORIGINAL VERSION 1 VINYL PRESSING:
TheVINYLhas lightsurface scratches on both sides andtypical paperslides.IfNMthisRARELP /
COVERcombowould fetchbetween$2,500.00&$3,500.00.The"OVAL"label lists all song titles in a
DOappearonthe label.The label'scolorbandisveryclean &clearlydefinedfeaturing theall
importantpresence oftherequiredcolor"GREEN"andfeaturing anUPPERCASEtypestyle. The
words"THE BEATLES"doappear abovethespindleholewhich to allBEATLEcollectors familiar
with this record, is acharacteristicofauthenticity.Allauthentictrailoffmarkingsarepresent
as well.One of the nicest vinyls we've seen in a while since most arefound in today'smarket
to be quite hammered by the teens of the 1960s.
(Songs on thisLPwere originally recorded in1963for theLP"PLEASE, PLEASEME"on theEMI
PARLOPHONELABELinENGLAND. However this albumwas not actually released byVee Jay
RecordsuntilJANUARY 10, 1964).
Thisitem alsocomeswith theoriginalWHITEVee JayINNERSLEEVE(See Photos).
There is some real crap out there!It is not often that you wouldsee a VERSION 1in such
greatcondition.Most covers were notoriouslysubject to wear dueto how they were made
and the material used. In each& every case, you'llalways see wear on the front and seams,
so whenyou find one that hasremained in this wonderful condition after over50 years, you
have areal gem on your hands, better than any otherson ebay! This is the one you need
for your collection!
WE NEVER SELL FAKES, soBUY WITH CONFIDENCE !!!!So if you are looking
forAUTHENTICversions of this record,or a source for any otherBEATLES
Vinyl Records or CDs,shop with us here atVINYL WORLD RECORDS PLUS.
It's hard to believe how manyFAKESof this albumstillappear onebay! Buying anyBOOTLEG
record is acomplete wasteof anyone's hardearned money.This is incrediblyfrustrating
to any buyersearchingforauthenticvariationsof this great album. Sellerswhosellonly
AUTHENTICitems, are extremely frustratedand annoyed that we are continuallyforcedto
compete in this market. This problem is now finallybeingaddressed byebay!
TO THE UNSUSPECTING BUYER ....BEWAREofFAKES!Before you buy any variationofthisgreat
album, makecertain that you understand all of the differences betweenFAKESandREAL
ones. The average buyer isoften & easily fooled.BUY ONLY FROM EXPERTS!Ifyoueverhave
any question about how to identify "FAKES", please contact us anytime. We'reyoursource
for anyAUTHENTIC"BEATLES"Collectible VinylRecords especially anyVee Jayrecordings.
You won't find another like this anywhere onebay! GorgeousVERSION 1 MONO RECORD/COVER
combo, completelyAUTHENTIC & RARE, especially in this beautifulcondition (VINYLSwere
usuallyabused. OUTERJACKETShadexcessivewear), howeverNOT THIS ONE!BEAUTIFUL!
REASONABLEOFFERSwillalways beconsidered.THANKS FOR WATCHING. ONLY
SERIOUSBUYERS PLEASE!Please read this entire auction for complete information!
Experts have stated,AUTHENTICversions of this album should bepricedaccordingto it's
RARITY.Sohereit is! Makean offer!You neverknow!Wemightaccept it!
REASONABLEOFFERSwillalways beconsidered fromSERIOUS KNOWLEDGEABLEBUYERS!Sorry, NO RETURNS
or REFUNDS due to the fact that previously anyallowance of returnson hi-end itemshad been grosslyabused
all too often. Our feeling is that if a buyer can nottellwhat they are buying from existing descriptions orphotos
posted or additionally requested,then we would recommend that they should pass on any such purchase.(The
comments hererefer mainly to questions pertaining to whether an item is authentic, and not condition).
NOTE: For over 50 YEARS our reputation worldwide regarding the authentication ofrecordsbyTHE BEATLEShas neverbeen
questioned. Ourdescriptions are detailed. Our photos clearlyillustrate the item's characteristics!If there are any doubts,feel free
to ask as manyquestions as necessary or requestadditional photos. Anyso-called "EXPERT" worth their salt, would certainlybe
able to identify an authentic item from a FAKE from any detailedphoto.
Once again we point out that this COVERPASSES ALL KNOWNTESTSfor
1.) The100% CONCLUSIVE"HONEY"TEST(WHICHNO FAKE HAS EVER PASSED)
2.) The"MISERYINKBUMP"TEST (a feature on ALL FAKES)
3.) The"BinBEATLES"TEST (a feature on ALL FAKES)
4.) The"FLAP"TEST (exceptions noted in POINT #14 below)
5.) The "GEORGE HARRISON SHADOW" TEST (noted below in POINT #8; TEST #1)
6.) The "GLOSS" TEST (noted in POINT #8; TEST #10)
... andmuchmore.And let's not forget about the RECORD.Ittoo passes allthe teststhatdefineit'sauthenticity.
(Read Sections1 thru14 listed below).
If you're notfamiliar with thesetests, pleaseread the sectionslisted below as ...
"SOME INTERESTING&IMPORTANT FACTS". (SEE ALL PHOTOS POSTED).
WE ALSO WELCOME ALL SKEPTICS, SINCE WE ARE CERTAIN THAT THERE AREMANYANDFORGOODREASON.
Forany reason at all, if you feel that what you'reviewing here isNOTanAUTHENTICcopy,we'd like to hear from you. Anycomments
along with SPECIFICREASONSwhy anyone may feelthat this is not the REAL THING are immenselyimportanttous andalwaysgreatly
appreciated!We feel thatthe description and historical information presentedhereinis notonlyaccurate, but isalsobasedupon
knowndocumentation and also 1st handknowledge. All the photos we've postedare truerepresentations ofall thedetailsof this
VINYLRECORD, COVERand INNERSLEEVE.We would'veprovided more images, butaccording to ebay rules, we posted amaximum
of12. Morephotosare availableuponrequest.THANK YOU VERYMUCH FOR WATCHING! PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU!
The average fan was never made aware of the fact that there were 2 VERSIONS ofthis LP
first ones were.
VeeJay was quite secretive during transition from VERSION 1 to VERSION 2. When they were forced to cease the distribution
ofall BEATLESmaterial as of
JANUARY 16, 1964
, specifically referring toVERSION 1s, they had an
ideaon how to get around
this.So when they resumedproduction in earlyFEBRUARY 1964and came out with VERSION 2, replacing the 2 songs"LOVE
and "P.S. I
LOVE YOU" with"PLEASE PLEASE ME"and "ASK ME WHY"(the 2 songs they knew they'd be allowed to
use), this was their opportunity to create a newcover since the originalones were considered to be dull and very boring, especially
lacking anyliner notes. But they werenot about toattract any more attention than necessary, so
covers were identical to the
design of the originals with theonly exception being the changes in 2song titles listed. Another reason to keep
the cover design the
same was that in the
midst of their legal entanglements, this
enabled them to slip originally made VERSION 1 LPs
into the overall
unsuspecting marketplace along with thenew VERSION 2 LPs without attracting anyunwanted attention. Financially it turned out
tobe a wise move that had to happen, since they were quitestrappedfor cash plus it solvedthe problem of what to do with the last
ofthe remainingVERSION 1s.
Less VERSION 1s were ever made thanVERSION 2s.
numbers in both